THINK! America – Weekend of Jan. 13, 2018 – Show #1

Topics - January 13, 2018 - Show #1. Guest: Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies.

Topics and Guest – January 13, 2018 – Show #1

President Trump ended the year 2017 with what he called a gift to the American people: TAX CUTS. The markets, quick to react, began to soar. Most Americans appear grateful for this gift, but still, always look for ways to not get taxed on income, in the first place. Here’s a thought: Sell your goods and services through sharing websites. The minimum reporting threshold for people selling their stuff is $20,000 and it’s the sharing companies who are responsible for issuing 1099’s to their customers. John Thune (R-SD) introduced a provision in the recently passed tax code (provision was cut before the tax code was approved) that would have lowered the minimum income reporting threshold you can’t even sell your rusted camper without paying Uncle Sam.? Should these sharing companies get their users to cough up what they owe?

What the heck are petting zoos doing on college campuses? Do they belong there? Maybe, if you’re a student studying veterinary science, but otherwise, not so much… and PETA agrees and  wants the petting zoos off campuses – in particular off Washington University’s campus in St. Louis, where a two month-old bear cub bit several people and caused a rabies scare with students. The petting zoos were designed to calm students down before finals, but now they are being re-evaluated. Should petting zoos be should remain on campuses?

Interview: Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies. Topic: What is chain migration, exactly? What is the Visa Lottery System, exactly? What is the future for “The Dreamers or (DACA)?

Death is getting more efficient thanks to a suicide-machine with a detachable coffin. No fuss, no muss for those left behind. Named Sarco by it’s developers, Dr. Philip Nitschke, and engineer Alexander Bannick Alexander, the goal is to make othe machine available worldwide. It consists of a reusable 3D-printed base containing canisters of liquid nitrogen and a detachable capsule, which doubles up as a biodegradable coffin. Sarco will release liquid nitrogen into the chamber that will decrease oxygen levels to a point where there is an inevitable loss of consciousness followed by a calm hypoxia death. Of the capsule, Nitschke said: "Sarco does not use any restricted drugs, or require any special expertise such as the insertion of an intravenous needle. Anyone who can pass the entry test can enter the machine and legally end their life." Has society reached the point where a fundamental human right includes the “right to
die”?

Change Your Life Technology: Green E-Waste: Scientists Can Now Freeze and Pulverize It.